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Complying With Section 1557 – The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital CoPs

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT

Ms. Calloway will review the law that applies to all hospitals, including critical access hospitals, physician offices and nursing homes. This new law addresses civil rights laws for health care providers and others and addresses nondiscrimination, required signs and notices, interpreters, including additional information found under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. This law builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws and is the first law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex (which includes gender, gender identity and sex stereotyping) in covered health programs and activities.

Additionally, our speaker will review the CMS proposed changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) and proposed changes under the Hospital Improvement Rule, and share resources and case scenarios to help participants meet the education requirements to ensure they know and follow this law.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  •  List the CMS proposed changes to hospital CoPs regarding Section 1557 rules on nondiscrimination.
  •  Describe what type of signs hospitals are required to post with regard to nondiscrimination.
  •  Discuss how hospitals must have 15 various taglines so patients are aware they are entitled to an interpreter at no cost.
  •  Identify the Office of Civil Rights as the main enforcer of Section 1557.

CEO, COO, CMO, CNO, physicians, nurses, risk managers, human resources, ED managers, physician office and nursing home personnel, compliance officers, hospital legal counsel and others interested in compliance with federal laws and the hospital CoPs.

Sue Dill Calloway, President, Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education & Consulting. She was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

June 18; 5:00 p.m. MDT


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June 25
8:00 am - 10:00 am (MST)
$160 – $320
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Toni Pugmire
(208) 489-1409